Longtime friend of the show and Alley Cat, Mr. Alex Lee hangs with Nick for a few hours and a few drinks as they bust out some of the classic stories of the last twenty years or so in Harrisonburg and even throw in a few new ones. The discussion kicks off with some fun whiskey talk. It's a great time, so enjoy.
It's been a while, so Uncle Dave dropped by the NLJBS studios for a little welfare check on ya homie Nick. And man, what a hangout this is. More old school stories reminiscing about the past in lockup and out of it. Music, friendship, family, and lots of talk about words you should and shouldn't say. This is just a good ol' time hanging out with some cool ass folks. You don't want to miss it. No Shop Talk this time due to lots goin' on, but we had a nice run there tryin' to get it kickstarted again. We'll talk tats with you again soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the wisdom of Uncle Dave.
This is a detailed layin' down of the stories around the most recent two trips to NYC that Nick took, one with Chris "Big Tats" Porter and the other with Jake "Rookie" Hockman. It's a big long hangout detailing all of the characters and locations that were visited on these two recent epic travels and all of the mystery and history surrounding them. Just a fun hangout at the NLJBS studios located right next door to the one and only Alley Cat Tattoo in Harrisonburg, Virginia. There's a killer shop talk attached as well and throughout these kickass three hours or more you'll also get to hear from the workhorse Richie Stutler and the man who needs no introduction: Andrew Conner. Hell yeah. Enjoy this shit.
Will Lollie returns to NLJBS after a long time. Go back and listen to hear tales of tatooing and getting started, but tune in to this very episode to get weird. During their visit up north to Kings Ave. for Porter to do a guest spot, he and Nick got to sit down with Will and record some wild and wildly interesting talks with Will. It's a great time, so check it out and keep on listening.
Here we go: It's the third Hotline episode ready to go for ya on the off-week. We've got some calls for Nick asking questions about the show or just tellin' some good stories. Give it a call and be on the next one!
On the most recent trip to NY for Porter to work at King's Ave. Nick gets the chance to sit down with none other than Crazy Stevie Wells and have some killer conversation and a lot of drinks. This episode will teach you all kinds of stuff and present to you some killer old stories about the history of New York tattooing and bar etiquette. It's a wild one, so check it out. Enjoy some Shop Talk with Nick, Porter and Andrew as well. Hell yeah.
Jimmy P is touring with the band Lucero right now and they all happened to find themselves in the Friendly City of Harrisonburg, Virginia. You've heard Jimmy on the last few Shop Talks so now you get to hear the episode that led up to that guest appearance. There's a lot of great tattoo history and punk rock musical history discussed on this one, so we know you're gonna love it. And now we're keepin' it going with the Shop Talks, so stick around afterward to join up with Andrew and Porter to discuss amazing tats.
While attending the Aachen, Germany Kaiserstadt Tattoo Expo recently, Nick got the chance to sit down with German tattoo artist Alex Reinke for a while and it was an incredible conversation. Alex has a shop in London, but was attending the convention and the stories and topics ran real deep on this one. Lots of intense tales of tattoo journeys and love and a big dose of opinions and laughs to go right along with the serious bits. You're not gonna want to miss out on this one. There's even another edition of Shop Talk with Andrew and Porter to follow the episode. Those are always fun, so enjoy.
Henk "Hanky Panky" Schiffmacher has been tattooing longer than most of us involved in the show have been alive. While attending the Kaiserstadt Tattoo Expo in Aachen, Germany at the invitation of the wonderful Mr. Andreas Coenen, Nick had the opportunity to do his first ever podcast with a live studio audience. It was a brilliant experience as it was with the one and only Hanky Panky. It's an interesting, winding, often diverging story of history and family and the state of tattooing and there's even a Red Hot Chili Pepper or two thrown in for good measure. All in all, this is a fascinating episode that not only you won't want to miss, but you'll be longing to travel to Amsterdam and visit this legend in his shop.
If you've been a fan of the show for a while you already recognize the name on this episode: Candi Kinyobi. She has appeared on Shop Talks early on and has even done a killer design for the NLJBS merch stack. Her longsleeve tees were a huge hit, and the stickers we made from her design were super sweet as well. And speakin' of Shop Talk, it's the triumphant return of the beloved spot on this very episode! After hearing Nick and Candi talk tats, food and families, you'll hear the re-emergence of Andrew and Porter to talk about sick tattoos that you'll want to see and there's even a special guest tat commentator: Jimmy P. This is a great one, so y'all enjoy.
Stewart Robson is the owner of Modern Classic Tattoo in London, England with his wife, Valerie Vargas. Those two names are legendary and it's an honor to have him on the show for a few hours talking tattoos and how he got into everything. There was an intro for this, but something happened to it and Josh just got back from Vegas and it's almost six a.m. and well, there are songs and stuff on there at least, so pay attention to Nick's and NLJBS's instagram and find out what the fuck and keep on listenin' and we sure appreciate y'all. Enjoy. This one is long and it kicks ass.
In preparation for the flight to Germany, Nick went up to New York City on a plane with Alley Cat's Jake Hockman and got to record with some folks. Nick Coella was one of them. Straight outta Chicago, Coella is the kind of guy that makes the storytelling easy and you don't want to miss a second of it. You're gonna enjoy this as much as Nick did. Both of them.
For over fifty years, Richie Montgomery has been involved in our world of tattooing and he's still going strong. Nick has been trying to get him on the show for years now and one thing after another has postponed the sit down. You'll hear all about why, but more importantly you finally get a few hours with this highly respected veteran of the game. You got to hear him for a bit on the recent Asbury Park Convention Roundtable discussion with some other greats, but this is the one where you really get the great stories and legendary tales. No further introduction needed, you're gonna enjoy this.
Nick talks about some calls on the NLJBS Hotline. Not a full episode, but a little something fun for the off week. Keep on callin' in and we'll keep droppin' these.
Adam Jeffrey has been around and seen some shit in his long time in the tattoo industry and he's here on NLJBS to talk with Nick and tell him some stories from his days in the game. There's a ton of overlap with some of what you've heard Nick talk about in the past and it makes this a super fun episode with zero down time. Adam tattoos at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum often, but also spends tome time down in VA with our good friends Annette and Steve over at Electromagnetic Tattoo. You've heard them on the podcast in the past too. This is a great episode with lots of classic tattoo industry talk. Don't miss it.
Nick finally gets to sit down and bullshit with John Henry Gloyne after years of waiting to have him back on the show. The entire crew from Serpent & the Rainbow Tattoo out of Asheville, NC came up to Alley Cat as the very first stop on their shop road trip. Everyone had a blast and yeah, they might have been feelin' the effects of the previous night of both crews partyin' but you'd never know when you hear the excellent stories that get laid down here. We know it's killin' some of y'all with the every other week shit, so we hate to have had to delay this even a few more days. But Josh is back after an emergency trip out of town, the entire crew is back and recharged after Pagoda, and we've got some more killer episodes on the way in the near future. So keep listenin' and keep enjoyin'!
Nick was scheduled to attend the 2022 Asbury Park Tattoo Fest in New Jersey this year, but he was not able to make it. Instead, Alley Cat's own Sara Pennington made the trip and was able to record a legendary round table discussion with some true legends of tattooing. For the first hour of this episode, you'll get to hear stories from Sailor Eddie, Mike Schweigert, Rich Montgomery, Gordon "Wrath" McCloud and Robert Ryan. With almost 200 years combined experience between them, you won't want to miss this. Then, to make things even better, the NLJBS Shop Talk crew has gotten the band back together! Yes, Andrew Conner and Chris Porter join Nick to discuss the legendary talk and what it means for tattooing. Richie Stutler and Jake Hockman join in the talk as well and you won't want to miss what all five of them have to say. Don't skip this episode.
The entire crew from Serpent and the Rainbow Tattoo in Asheville, NC hit the road and their first stop was Alley Cat Tattoo in H-Burg, VA. The first voice we get to hear from these great guys is Nick Hall, and after sitting down with NLJBS Nick for over two hours, you get some great stories that more than make up for our first week off in years. We hope the new release schedule isn't too disappointing for y'all. But the quality is just going to keep getting better as we hit you with these next few after the amazing Nikki Balls episode 300, and we sail on into next month with Pagoda. We certainly hope that you will continue to enjoy and hang out with us. Let us know what's up on the HOTLINE!
Three Hundred Episodes - Hell yeah. And who better to celebrate with than the oft requested Nikki motha fuckin' Balls. That's right, Nick finally met up with Nikki up at the Key City Tattoo Convention this weekend and when you hear it, you'll probably think that they'll just host the next three hundred together they go over so many things that they could've kept going ad infinitum. Nikki tattoos up in the DC / MD area at Tattoo Paradise and Orange Tattoo and she's got some excellent and harrowing stories. If you know her name, you know what I mean. Well it's all laid out here with a ton of Nick's big mouth thrown in. Thank y'all for being around for three hundred of these. Keep on listenin'.
Nick sits down with some whiskey and takes a call-in from the one and only Justin Weatherholz to discuss the upcoming Pagoda City Tattoo Festival in Morgantown, PA. Veteran of the show and great friend, Weatherholz needs no introduction. He's been putting on this amazing show for years now and it is always unforgettable. Things will be fire this year as the Alley Cat crew all head up north to attend. There should be a wealth of new episodes to come out of it. There's a lot of great talk in this one between some great friends, so if you missed the IG Live around this time, give this one a listen. And look for all of us at Pagoda in August. Enjoy.
YO: you need to listen to this and hear how Nick's weekend was. This isn't a full episode of NLJBS, but it's a really great listen to hear a crazy story of what went down with Nick, the status of some of the amazing things you've been hearing about, and some Hotline call-ins that are real gems. We're damn near at the three hundred mark and No Lies is just rollin' right along and bringing you the kinds of things that you know and love the show for and we've got no intention of stopping now. Enjoy this update so you know what's up. And thanks for listenin'.
It starts off as many have in the past. "Chrissy Big Tats" and ya host Nick Swartz are talking tattoos and hip-hop and drinking throughout, but then a visitor from the Clifton Forge area who's known Nick since back in the day comes in. Christian Bunch joins the chat and things get hilarious. It's a fun one you won't want to miss. Sara comes in a few times and then hangs out towards the end. There's even a few very brief appearances by Bethany and even Richie. It's a great time as we move closer to episode three hundred. Thanks for listening.
It was a crazy week of walk-ins for everyone at Alley Cat Tattoo in beautiful Harrisonburg, Virginia. With Rylee there fillin' in for Porter and Smalley showing up to do some work and hang out, the citizens came in full force to receive amazing tattoos. Luckily, J had some time to sit down again with Nick and tell some excellent classic tales and funny stories. Trevor is there for the duration and we get some appearances by Andrew Conner, Richie Stutler and Rylee Jennings. It's a great time you won't want to miss, so enjoy it folks.
Rylee Jennings spent a bunch o' days tattooing at Alley Cat while Mr. Porter was doing his thing down at Serpent & the Rainbow Tattoo in Asheville, NC. After knockin' down a million walk-ins and feasting with Nick & the crew, Rylee sat down with everyone to hang out, talk shit and listen to Nick's bullshit for a few hours and we've got the audio. Rylee comes from Classic Tattoo in Richmond, VA and everyone has a great time with him as well as Nick and Jake Hockman and Richie Stutler. Don't miss the stories.
No guest this week. Just Nick hangin' out with you for a while and answering a few questions. Sometimes that's how it goes. Next week ought to be a return to some killer NLJBS content. If you're a fan of the show you'll still love what's going on here. And if you've ever considered giving Nick a ring on the old hotline, you should do it! You never know what you might hear. Thanks for listenin'.